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State won't let slot machines greet travelers at Miami International


State won't let slots greet travelers at the Miami International Airport

State regulators on Friday rejected an application for a parimutuel license at Miami International Airport, citing reasons including Miami-Dade County's failure to qualify as a "person'' under state licensing laws.

The state also faulted the county for not demonstrating it would set up its gambling operation within one year after being permitted and for not proving the entire location was available for use as a parimutuel operation.

Miami-Dade leaders had hoped slot machines beyond the security checkpoints would help deal with crushing debt, expected to almost double to $1.1 billion by 2015 mostly due to construction.


Watchers spot first right whale of season

Florida whale watchers have spotted the first migrating North Atlantic right whale of the 2009-2010 season off beaches near St. Augustine. Katie Jackson of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission says the whale appears to be a young calf, about a year or two old. Researchers say the whales head south from Nova Scotia and the Gulf of Maine from November to April to give birth. Endangered right whale adults range from 45 to 55 feet in length.


Casey Anthony still faces death penalty

A judge has refused to take the death penalty off the table in the prosecution of Casey Anthony, who is charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony's attorneys had argued that prosecutors were seeking the death penalty in bad faith. Anthony's trial is expected next year.

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